Time to update your mock drafts
University of Connecticut junior Megan Walker has declared for the 2020 WNBA draft, the school announced Saturday.
Walker averaged 19.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game this season and was named the 2020 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year. With the NCAA tournament canceled, she closed out her career as the AAC tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
Walker compiled 1,251 career points and 615 career rebounds in three years, and had one year of eligibility left. In the statement released by the university, she acknowledged disappointment of not playing in one last NCAA tournament but said she’s “ready to move on to the next phase of my life and career.”
“I would like to thank the University of Connecticut, my coaches, teammates, and the athletic staff for their support and for embracing me over the last three years,” Walker said. “Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank the fans for all their support and making me feel loved over my UConn career. I will forever be a Husky and wish the best for UConn in the future.”
Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma offered support for Walker in her next phase and wished her well as she worked toward her goal of playing in the WNBA.
“Meg’s decided this is the right time for her to take advantage of this opportunity,” Auriemma said. “Obviously, she had an incredible season this year and is incredibly talented. We support her 100 percent and we’re going to support her going forward. We wish her the best of luck as she begins her pro career.”
The WNBA draft is currently set for April 17.
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